Behavioral Science

Behavioral Science

Today’s law enforcement and security personnel must possess the knowledge and understanding of human behavior in order to function effectively.  Officers need training in order to identify the sources of apparent or potential problems and conflicts before they arise.   Practical Defense Systems has developed this training program to better equip law enforcement and security officers with […]

Firearms

Firearms

Officers learn safe handling, proficient employment, and justifiable use of firearms.  Practical Defense Systems training programs are designed to enhance firearms proficiency in high stress environments. Courses are conducted in four phases. Phase I – Firearms safety, handling, retention and marksmanship. Phase II – theories and techniques of survival shooting. Phase III – survival shooting […]

Leadership & Career Development

Leadership & Career Development

At Practical Defense Systems, we believe that every law enforcement officer needs to be a leader.  We’ve designed this course series to develop quality leaders starting with the entry level officer, who will maintain and enforce the high standards set by his or her agency.  We begin this training with the entry level officer, in order […]

Legal

Legal

Avoiding litigation and building strong criminal cases requires officers to clearly understand the laws under which they operate.  Practical Defense Systems legal courses are designed to provide officers with current and detailed understandings of the laws that relate to policing.  Courses focus on: The powers and functions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the […]

Operations

Operations

This class series provides training in the day-to-day, hands on, operational aspects of law enforcement and security, and provides officers with necessary operational skills.  The emphasis is teamwork.  A combination of online courses, classroom presentation, and practical exercises are used in vital areas such as conducting community policing, surveillance, threat assessment and investigations. To help […]

Operational Techniques

Operational Techniques

The complex criminal activities of today require officers to work together in planning and executing a variety of activities and types of enforcement.  Practical Defense Systems has developed these courses to increase officer competency in vital areas such: Documenting and preserving crime scenes Investigations Patrol techniques and procedures Traffic control Crowd control Community policing

Physical Security

Physical Security

Officers develop the skills to conduct on site, facility, installation, building, personal risk and threat assessment.  In addition, officer are trained in the following areas: Familiarization in corrective actions and reporting. Identifying domestic and foreign terrorism. Identifying various types of bombs and explosives. Understanding the different types of deployment. Working with explosive canine teams in […]

Physical Techniques

Physical Techniques

Law enforcement often requires officers to be physical.  Therefore, instruction in physical techniques should be an elemental part of a police officer’s training.  At Practical Defense Systems we understand that physical training should include a variety of subjects and situations regularly encountered by officers.  In addition, learning should be enhanced through the use of lectures, […]

Serving all of California

Though our headquarters is in San Diego County with a branch office in Los Angeles County, our students come from all over California and from all walks of life. In addition to our state of the art training facilities in El Cajon and Stanton, California, we offer multi-media courses online and on-demand 24/7/365. The areas we serve include:

San Diego County • Los Angeles County • Orange County • Ventura County • Riverside County • Imperial County • San Bernardino County • Bakersfield • Fresno • Santa Fe • San Francisco • Sacramento County • Santa Barbara • San Jose • Silicon Valley • Agua Caliente Springs • Alpine • Bonita • Bonsall • Borrego Springs • Boulevard • Camp Pendleton • Campo • Cardiff • Carlsbad • Chula Vista • Coronado • Del Mar • Descanso • Dulzura • El Cajon • Encinitas • Escondido • Fallbrook • Fletcher Hills • Guatay • Imperial Beach • ITT Technical Institute • Jacumba • Jamul • Julian • La Jolla • La Mesa • Lake San Marcos • Lakeside • Lemon Grove • Leucadia • Lincoln Acres • Miramar Marine Corps Air Station • Mission Beach • Mount Laguna • National City • Oceanside • Ocotillo Wells • Pacific Beach • Pala • Palomar Mountain • Pauma Valley • Pine Valley • Potrero • Poway • Rainbow • Ramona • Ranchita • Rancho Santa Fe • San Carlos • San Diego • San Luis Rey • San Marcos • San Ysidro • Santa Ysabel • Santee • Solana Beach • Southwestern Community College • Spring Valley • Valley Center • Vista • Warner Springs